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Of all the gin joints / colleges in all the towns in

Nov 13,’14:  The Great Unpleasantness has become unpleasantier.   It wasn’t “all over” with those unpaid parking tickets way way way back when.... or with The Martin Report.... or with Ken’s Report.  There are children entering pre-school who were unborn when Marvin hit SEND.  Those children are now old enough to ask: “Mom, what kind of name is Tydreke?”

AND NOW.... To paraphrase Bogey’s Rick Blaine:  “Of all the gin joints (colleges) in all the towns in the world..... a cheating scandal has erupted involving a Sports Ethics class - specifically designed for athletes at a “harming little elite Ivy League institution in Hanover, New Hampshire.  BobLee, you don't mean DARTMOUTH?   Yep....

Of course this Dartmouth incident has nothing to do with a certain charming little Chancellor in South Bldg.   But who can blame those bloodthirsty ABCers for ROTFLTAO? ..... C'mon Man!
Posted: November 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 22 comments | Tagged as: TGU

Gonna Need More TVs

Nov 11,’14:  It was a classic scene in a classic movie.   “Sheriff Brody” was chumming off the back of The Orca when Bruce The Shark popped up with massive jaws agape.  “.... (we) gonna need a bigger boat.”  Brody proffered to Quint and Hooper.

I was not in the danger-filled waters off Amity Island on Saturday last, but it occurred to me at several intervals from noon to around 10-ish that I'm “gonna need more TVs”. ..... Even with my hardy 36” Samsung set to two “all football all day” channels.   I was hitting “Prev” all day but was still missing 2-3-4 other must-see games.   It was an embarrassment of spectatorial riches.

MORE yuck emerging from the font of never-ending yuckiness over yonder where Dick Crum once labored. ..... and we meet Milana Yayntrub.  Milana Who????
Posted: November 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 27 comments | Tagged as: TGU

He just wanted to BE Mickey Mantle

Nov ’14:  I suppose every municipality and metro area has a bunch of’em.   States like Texas, Louisiana, Maine and California grow’em by the bushel.  A “Mayberry” usually only has one or two at most.  That makes’em special.

Ours was “Butch”.   Mayberry’s was Ernest T. Bass.  Yep.... I’m talking about town characters.   

His full name was Virgil Morris “Butch” Tyndall.  He used to brag that he was named “Virgil” after one of Wyatt Earp’s brothers.   That gained him considerable playground “cred”.   Butch died two weeks ago.  One never forgets “a town character”.
Posted: November 05, 2014 at 1:45 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 19 comments

UNC World According To Crum

Nov 3,’14: I recently listened to a very fine book – A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving.  Irving’s signature opus was his 1978, The World According To Garp.  That phrase bounced around inside my head as I seized the Good Sports’ mic last Saturday for my weekly 60-Second Sound-Off.

Irving’s T.S. Garp was, like those 8,000,000,000 Chinese, disinterested in the on-going frustration of UNCCH trying to balance Ivy Academics with Big Time Athletics.   The taciturn Dick Crum was, however, in the thick of that delicate balancing act during the 1980s.   

Crum’s classic summation of that frustration echoes across the decades to describe UNC’s current brouhaha.... 

Carolina wants to be Harvard during the week and Oklahoma on Saturday.” 
Posted: November 03, 2014 at 9:15 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 29 comments | Tagged as: TGU

Carolina's "Madeleine Albright Fan" Faction

Oct 30,’14:  UNCCH’s Great Unpleasantness has left Earth’s gravitational pull for a far larger galactic stage - The Greatest Academic Scandal of All Time Anywhere.  The blogoshere is awash with frustrated columnists searching for new adjectives to define just how MegaNormous it is.

Very, Very Good old Roy is also at a lost for words.... to describe how incredibly ethical he says he is.  Roy is not PRETENDING to be Mother Teresa for Halloween.  Ol’ Two Rings apparently thinks HE IS the embodiment of the Sainted Nun.  Roy is to coaching ethics what Madison Bumgarner is to a World Series pitching mound.... according to Roy.   He didn’t ask me (he rarely does) but methinks the embattled coach laid it on just a tad (or ten tads) too thick.

Meanwhile a sizable faction of Tru-Blues are behaving much like Madeliene Albright.  That is NOT a good thing, except to a cynical observer of human foolishness like me.
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 8:55 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 55 comments | Tagged as: TGU

AP: Deborah Crowder & The N&O - Two Peas In a Pod

Oct 28,’14:   The name “Deborah Crowder” has transcended the borders of UNC’s “Great Unpleasantness”.   Deborah is now a mainstream Scandal Diva. joining Rielle Hunter and Crystal Mangum as punchlines to endless jokes.

While McClatchy’s area newspapers worked frantically to minimize (“hide”) the transgressions of both Ms Hunter and Ms Mangum, they may wish to actively promote the 18 years of malfeasances perpetrated by Ms Crowder.   What Deborah Did is actually no different that what McClatchy’s reporters / columnists have been doing for decades.  This gets a bit convoluted so follow closely.....


Posted: October 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments

How To Blame It All on Coach K....

Oct 27,’14:  The epicenter of The Greatest Scandal EVER was Rm 204 of The Kenan Center last Wednesday.  That seems a lifetime ago.  Its next week and we’re in to “aftershock season”.   

The first wave of “piling on” has given way to the second, third and fourth waves of “piling on”..... not saying “piling on” isn’t appropriate mind you.  Recall my oh so prophetic comment to Holden Thorp back in the Pre-Marvin Tweet Era re: why do people care.

Deborah Crowder as UNC's Squeaky Fromme will have many scurrying to Wikipedia.   Your favorite Internet Legend posts “a bounty”.    And heck, lets blame IT all on Coach K.  I’ll show you how.....

Posted: October 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 25 comments | Tagged as: TGU

AP: Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations at UNCCH

Oct 23,’14:  “Socio Cultural / Academic Hypocrisy Uncovered over in Chapel Hill”.  YIKES!!  Whats next – “Coal Uncovered in New Castle” .....  “Political Corruption in Chicago” ?   

BobLee has THE definitive (and quite hilarious) piece on this Fiasco on Franklin Street as expected.   To lurk in the shadow of BL’s awesome insight is an honor in itself.  Allow me this humble observation.    

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations was coined in a 2000 speech to the NAACP by none other than George W. Bush .   If you’re not familiar with the term, now you will be.   The phrase NAILS this latest arrogant scallywaggetry in Old Well Land.....


Posted: October 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments
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